The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is closed for all appointments and clinical services in the summer. Administrative staff remain available during the summer break (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for holidays) for medical record requests and to answer questions.
COVID-19 and Flu
Reed College is continuing to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic on our campus.
If you test positive for COVID please call the HCC for isolation guidance. The HCC also provides testing for symptomatic students. If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms please call the HCC for an appointment.
We are NOT able to offer testing for close contacts of COVID-19 positive persons, or testing for travel at this time. If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, continue following CDC guidance for exposure. Multnomah County has many free options for testing and vaccines off campus.
The HCC is now offering bivalent COVID boosters and the flu vaccine to students for free, please call us at 503-777-7281 to schedule an appointment.
For more information on how Reed College is continuing to combat the pandemic visit our COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan.
HRT Prescriptions During Winter Break
Please make sure you are set with refills to cover you through the Winter Break for any daily medications like HRT and psychiatric medications. Please call us as soon as you're able at 503-777-7281 if you will need refills.
Naloxone and Harm Reduction Services at the HCC
Naloxone (Narcan) is a life-saving medication that works to reverse an opioid overdose. Anyone who uses opioids (such as oxycodone, M30, heroin) or unintentionally uses opioids (like taking a pill that is unknowingly laced with fentanyl) can experience an overdose.
If you or someone you know is at risk of an opiate overdose, you can get a prescription for naloxone (Narcan) to have on hand. Emergency naloxone kits are also available on campus, but having your own prescription allows you to carry naloxone with you. A medical provider at the HCC can write you a prescription for naloxone to be filled at a pharmacy.
For more information on obtaining a prescription, cost, and instructions on use please take a look at this document. For an appointment to get a prescription, please call the HCC.
The HCC is now offering expanded harm reduction services. For more information please call us at 503-777-7281 or click here.
An important message regarding the privacy of all Reed students
The HCC staff are governed by federal statutes in healthcare and college health, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). These acts protect the private information of students in college and their health care records. Conversations between the patient and HCC staff are private, unless the patient requests that another individual be included in the release of private information. Whenever possible, this permission must be in writing. Patient visitors and individuals accompanying the patient to the HCC are included in the purview of HIPAA and FERPA. Please keep in mind that HCC staff can neither confirm, nor deny that a student is currently being seen or has been seen at the HCC, unless a signed release of information is in the student's medical record. We ask that the Reed community and parents respect the student's right to privacy.
Important information regarding immunizations
In an effort to maintain a healthy campus, Reed College has designated both required vaccines and highly recommended vaccines. All incoming and returning students should look over the Immunizations and Health Record Requirements pages. Please call us at 503-777-7281 if you have questions about immunizations and vaccines.
Come speak to our HCC medical staff about PrEP!
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a pill for those at high risk for HIV. Taken daily, it can block HIV. PrEP is the daily use of antiretroviral medications in combination with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of HIV infection in an HIV-negative person.
The HCC medical providers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your individual situation and the options open to you regarding PrEP. Before PrEP is prescribed, HIV testing and symptom history must exclude an HIV infection. It is to be used along with regular HIV/STI testing, as well as periodic counseling and support around adherence and sexual choices.
PrEP is recommended by the CDC and WHO as part of a comprehensive prevention approach for individuals at substantial risk of HIV infection.
For more information please visit https://cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep/index.html.